The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth).
The word 'textile' is from Latin, from the adjective textilis, meaning 'woven', from textus, the past participle of the verb texere, 'to weave'.
) First automated textile waste sorting and recycling line in France inaugurated ...Partnership between Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, Pellenc ST and ANDRITZ promotes circular economy for textiles ... This partnership is a clear contribution to tackling the challenge of textile waste in the EU ... Eric Boel, General Manager, Nouvelles Fibres Textiles.
On display at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center is a flax spinning wheel that has a story to tell ... The flax spinning wheel is just one of the many antique textile tools currently on exhibit at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center. The featured textile and sewing tools are accompanied by woven pieces provided by the Damascus Weavers.